Pepsi-Cola plant robbed in Detroit
Detroit — A Pepsi-Cola plant was robbed early Thursday by an armed man dressed in gear bearing the company logo, according to police.
The suspect entered the plant at 1555 Mack Ave. around 8 a.m., wearing a blue Pepsi skullcap and a blue Pepsi jacket. He was carrying a silver handgun.
He is described as a black male between the ages of 35 and 40 years old. He is around 5-foot-6 and weighs approximately 180 pounds.
"He entered the business and approached the complainant, who works in the office (near) the safe," Officer Adam Madera said. "He told her not to push the panic button."
The suspect was given a duffel bag with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency.
Police are investigating.
The plant is surrounded by fencing and workers need to swipe a card or get buzzed in for access. Madera said it's unknown how the suspect got onto the property.
PepsiCo, the parent company for Pepsi, released a statement Thursday afternoon, saying: “The safety of our employees is our top priority, and we are working closely with local authorities on their investigation.”